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PTA Happenings February 5 – February 11, 2021

Valentine’s Day is near, have you found that person you hold dear? Sweet T’s was a great way to celebrate the special day…but look, more options are coming, what do you say? Look below, PTA has a plan, please join us if you can.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Our photographer will be at the school on February 22nd for remote learners and February 23rd for in person learners. Pictures will be in the in the Ivy Hill Commons. Preorder by clicking here. Online order code: 50856F

SWEET T’S BAKERY: Thank you to everyone who ordered cookies/cupcakes! Pick-up is Thursday, February 11th, in the Ivy Hill Commons, from 10:00-4:00.  If you cannot make that time, please email Jen Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com to make other arrangements, or you can opt for a porch delivery on Friday 2/12

VIRTUAL ART CLUB: Attention Ivy Hill artists! Would you like to participate in a virtual art club where you are taught how to draw by a professional then get to show off your beautiful art work?  Come join us for weekly virtual art lessons: four weeks, one class per week, $30! Sign up and receive a link to a prerecorded YouTube video each week, then “take the class” anytime. Then there are optional zoom classes on Saturdays. To register, email Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen57@aol.com by February 10th.

WOODCRAFTER’S: March is Woodcrafters month for the PTA! More information to come on how you can participate.   In the meantime, check out woodcraftersdiystudio.com to see what is coming!

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual on Monday, Feb. 15th.  Room parents will be sending out classroom specific info.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these rolesand remember you can always nominate yourself! Check out this link for descriptions of each position: https://ivyhillpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ivy-Hill-PTA-Procedure-Guide-2018.pdf.

Please contact jenjen5757@aol.com or julie@soderna.com if you are interested.  Thank-you for considering!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: A HUGE Thank-you to Alice Sylvester, Megan Martin, Shannon Dietrich, Kim Sander, and Amy Fuller for volunteering to be on this year’s Nominating Committee!!!!    Please be on the look out for an email so these ladies can be voted in. 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, February 18th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

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